Corso Como is the 300m (984ft) long pedestrian and shopping area that connects Porta Garibaldi station with piazza XXV Aprile. The surrounding area was urbanized at the end of the 19th century as a humble neighbourhood for the working class. During the Nineties it’s been subjected to a rearrangement, with the refurbishing of many buildings and the opening of trendy nightclubs that gave a new look to the neighbourhood that was nicknamed “la Milano da bere” (A drinker’s guide to Milan).
Corso Como is nowadays connected with the new estate in Porta Nuova, where skyscrapers tower, and with Isola neighbourhood; it’s also one of the most important places for the daily and nocturnal life of Milan: there are many offices, famous discos such as Hollywood, Executive Lounge, Tocqueville, Loolapaloosa, trendy restaurants such as Ganas (serving typical Mexican food), lounge bars and Galleria Carla Sozzani at number 10, a must-see for fashion and design enthusiasts.
At the end of Corso Como, inside the old historic theatre of Milan, Lo Smeraldo, there’s the new seat of Eataly where you can enjoy and buy gourmet food strictly Made in Italy.